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Old 01-03-2014, 02:22 AM   #1
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This is a JC Higgins 16 Gauge Bolt Action Shotgun that I bought awhile back for cheap, the stock has some ugly varnish on it, but underneath lurks some beautiful walnut!



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I used a bio-safe stripper that contains citric acid, smells like oranges and is safe to breath & get on your skin, works good at getting the old varnish off

I then carded the wood with a piece of plastic and cleaned it with some bio-safe paint thinner (look at me being all environmental-like...)
after it was cleaned you could see all the grain in the nice walnut, no stain needed here, just a coating of tru-oil

and a close up

The next step is sanding, I used 220 grit which is strong enough to remove the last vestiges of varnish and remove and small scratches, when sanding wood stocks remember two things: 1. always sand with the grain and 2. leave the butt pad in place.
I then wiped down the wood with paint thinner again and let it dry



I then added my first coat of Birchwood-Casey's Tru-Oil


Add the Tru-Oil with your fingers, let the wood soak it up, then use a paper towel to remove the excess and let dry for 24hrs, Tru-Oil contains linseed oil, so dispose of the paper towels properly (they can spontaneously catch fire)


on the last go around with hot bluing I polished and reblued the trigger guard, I didn't want to put an ugly scratched trigger guard on the nicely refinished stock



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Here is the gun finished, I put 3 coats (included the wet sanded one) of Tru-Oil, after the last coat I polished the surface with 0000 Steel Wool to remove some of the shiny-ness


Here is a before and after comparison


see the whole write up here at my Blog: http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2013/06/stock-refinish.html

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wow! looks great and nicely done. it did have some nice wood under that varnish.



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